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04 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoRSS, SPLM-IO, and other stakeholders sign peace agreement; subsequent ceasefire violations reported

  • General insecurity continues to drive displacement and constrain humanitarian operations

  • UN extends L3 designation for South Sudan

25 Aug 2015 description

Posted by Amani Osman on Monday, August 24th 2015

“We just ask Allah: When will we be able to stay in one place and not be scared?” The words of Mohammed Omer, a 58-year-old unemployed farmer, echoed throughout the Sudanese village of Ammar Jaded in Central Darfur.

18 Aug 2015 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Conflict in South Sudan continues to prompt the arrival of new refugees to Sudan, raising the total number of refugees from South Sudan since mid-December 2013 to more than 189,700 people as of August 17. Approximately 110,000 of the new arrivals had received humanitarian assistance as of early August.

31 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity continues to result in displacement and restrict humanitarian access

  • The GoRSS indefinitely suspends humanitarian barge transport, impeding the transport of relief commodities

  • Health actors record a decline in the weekly caseload of new cholera cases since June

19 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces $133 million in new FY 2015 funding to the crisis in South Sudan

  • Approximately 7,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive to Sudan between June 1 and 4

  • The international community condemns the expulsion of UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Toby Lanzer from South Sudan

15 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in Blue Nile’s Bau Locality and East Darfur’s Abu Karinka Locality results in property destruction and population displacement

  • USAID/FFP provides approximately 47,500 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to Sudan in late May

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jun 2015 description

Trade and livestock vaccinations help to keep the peace between neighbors

June 2015—Despite a history of recurrent violence over cattle raiding and access to water and grazing land, cross-border trade and relationships are growing between South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and neighboring Sudan.

29 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • State/PRM announces nearly $79 million in additional funding for displaced persons in South Sudan

  • Insecurity in Unity State displaces approximately 100,000 people and leaves more than 650,000 people unable to access humanitarian assistance

  • Recent analysis suggests 4.6 million people may be severely food insecure by July

28 May 2015 description

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27 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA announces more than $16.45 million in new FY 2015 funding to support the humanitarian response in South Sudan

  • Violence escalates in and around Malakal town, Upper Nile State, triggering additional humanitarian concerns

  • Aid workers continue to face access constraints and dangerous conditions while implementing relief operations in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan

21 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hostilities and criminality continue to result in widespread displacement and additional humanitarian needs

  • Health authorities report new suspected and confirmed measles cases; an ongoing vaccination campaign aims to reach 7.9 million children by May

  • USAID/OFDA support, including emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance, targets displaced and conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Sudan’s food security situation continues to deteriorate, with the early onset of the lean season and 3.5 million people expected to require food assistance by June

  • Armed group releases 650 children previously recruited into conflict

  • South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SSRRA) suspends decision to tax South Sudanese staff of aid organizations operating in opposition-held areas

28 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protracted violence in Unity and Upper Nile states results in displacement, casualties, and property destruction

  • Humanitarian agencies continue efforts to improve food security with the delivery of emergency food assistance

  • Health organizations confirm a cholera outbreak in Eastern Equatoria State

13 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Médecins Sans Frontières-Belgium (MSF-B) announces full closure of its activities in Sudan, citing inability to access populations in need.

  • Unidentified militants injure one and kill three Sudanese aid workers with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in Blue Nile State.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS